Water and Fire

THE SAINT FLORIAN likes action. The fronts of local houses show him repeatedly as protector against the fire. A stable pose, holding a vessel in his hands, he pours the water onto the burning buildings. He had more success in Český Krumlov than anywhere else. This town never suffered a conflagration. 1388// The lord of […]Read more …

“Secrets of the Roses”

“The Wars of the Roses” between Yorks and Lancasters in England. French “Le Roman de la Rose”. ” The Name of the Rose”, written by Italian author Umberto Eco. Rosaries or rose-windows opening cosmological horizons. Spiritual symbols as well as coats-of-arms of famous lords. For example House of Vítek/Witiko in history of Southern Bohemia. Medieval […]Read more …